When The Heart is Young

© Patti Coblentz

When The Heart is Young

Uploaded: November 29, 2010


~for the PG101 White on White theme~

(from Cat Stevens: Silent Sunlight)

Exif: F Number: 32, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 10/130 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 30, 2010

This is gorgeous, Patti. Love the white and comp. #1331522

Michelle Alton November 30, 2010

Magnificent, and we all know how difficult this sort of shot is! #9071066

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe November 30, 2010

Beautiful close up shot. Indeed difficult to pop, well done. #9071099

Gord MacEachern November 30, 2010

Really beautiful Patti, very well done! #9071119

Robert R. Goodman level-addict November 30, 2010

Hi Patricia,I think you a winner my friend.Wish I could get some soft lighting like this on my flowers.Beautiful capture!!!! #9071184

Joy Rector November 30, 2010

beautiful #9071224

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic November 30, 2010

Elegant and soft - Beautiful work Patricia.
JP #9071253

frank w. degenhardt level-classic November 30, 2010

Perhaps one of the most creative shots of a flower I have seen. I think its a combination of that and the full screen of white that makes it so gorgeous. L love how the petals of the flower unfold in layers across the page. A beautiful softness and delicate look at a winning floral beauty my friend. Fantastic. #9071311

Patti Coblentz November 30, 2010

Good morning, and thanks so much for your generous comments...I appreciate it.


Danny B. Head level-deluxe November 30, 2010

Love it! #9071395

Karen Celella level-deluxe November 30, 2010

Gorgeous details and composition on this white on white macro, Patricia! #9071406

John Benway November 30, 2010

Wow Patti, beautiful light and exposure on the whites. Beautifully done.
John #9071438

Patti Coblentz November 30, 2010

Thank you Danny, Karen, and john! #9071443

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe November 30, 2010

This is beautiful floral Patti and the white on white with the softness is gorgeous. #9071445

Bojan Bencic level-classic November 30, 2010

Great white on white shot, Patricia. Very nice. #9071454

Monnie Ryan November 30, 2010

Beautiful, Patti -- HTD! #9071569

Patti Coblentz November 30, 2010

Thank you Becky, Bojan, and Monnie!
Monnie, where's yours??...color the yams white...:) HTD to you, too. #9071578

Jillian Danielson November 30, 2010

OOOOH so pretty Patti! #9071652

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 30, 2010

Outstanding Patti, truly beautiful! HTD! #9071668

Jack Ryan November 30, 2010

Excellent comp...beautiful image. #9071671

Patti Coblentz November 30, 2010

Thank you Sabrina, Jillian, Donna, and Jack! #9071677

Bob Cournoyer level-classic November 30, 2010

Great layered look...

Happy Theme Day #9071759

Patti Coblentz November 30, 2010

Thanks, Bob..same to you! #9071765

Melissa G. Meiselman November 30, 2010

Beautiful high key with great exposure for white, Patti!!

Melissa #9071770

Patti Coblentz November 30, 2010

Thank you, Melissa :) #9071780

Mitch Spence level-classic November 30, 2010

The diffused light, the repeating arcs of the petals, and the soft shading make this a beauty, Patti. #9071783

Tiia Vissak November 30, 2010

a wonderful floral! #9072013

Mariann Kovats level-classic November 30, 2010

Beautiful full frame macro work, Patricia! Excellent selective focus! #9072215

Rony Sagy November 30, 2010

Fantastic work, Patricia. #9072259

Marijana Fajgl level-classic November 30, 2010

What a beautiful and tender image, Patricia! I love it! #9072302

SaMi Martin November 30, 2010

Soft & beautiful; great full frame too! #9072523

Ron McEwan November 30, 2010

Excellent, outstanding in every way again you have posted a beauty. Something keeps pulling the eye into the shadow of the petals, well done my friend. #9072543

Thomas E. Hinds November 30, 2010

Beautiful softness and lovely faint shadowing! Wonderful work, Patti! #9072744

Patti Coblentz November 30, 2010

Thank you...I appreciate your very nice comments! #9072750

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 30, 2010

WOW, Patti...this is absolutely GORGEOUS! :-) k #9072775

Patti Coblentz November 30, 2010

Thank you, Miss Kitty :) #9072779

Marcie A. Fowler November 30, 2010

I really likethe abstract feel this image has . . . #9072785

Patti Coblentz November 30, 2010

Thank you, Marcie! #9072791

Patrick Rouzes level-classic November 30, 2010

Glorious, masterful & ultra beautiful image & work! Hope to see this again, Patti! WTG, indeed! #9072794

Steve M. Harrington November 30, 2010

Your title captures perfectly the feel of this lovely image, Patti. The subtle tones are wonderfully controlled, guiding my eye into the heart of the image.

This is what macro shooting is all about. I would love to know the camera settings since I expect to have my new 100 mm macro delivered tomorrow. I hope I can come even close to the qualities you have attained here.
Steve #9072838

Richard B. Hallick level-classic November 30, 2010

Highly creative approach to the theme. This image has a mysterious feel. Very thoughtful capture. Great Job! #9072881

Patti Coblentz November 30, 2010

Thank you for your generous comments Patrick, and Steve.

Steve, this was my first shot last year with the Nikon 200m micro. I will look up the data and forward it to you. You will enjoy your new lens immensely! #9072887

Patti Coblentz November 30, 2010

Thank you, Richard...
you snuck in! #9072895

Laura E. Swan level-classic November 30, 2010

White flowers are such a trick. You pulled it off, Patti. REALLY WELL, too! I bet the folks on the 101 club vote you the big winner! :)))

Perfect Title as well.


P.S. The Ghost Train JUST DEPARTED. Hope to see you there! :D #9073027

Patti Coblentz December 01, 2010

Thank you, Laura! No big winner, here, but nice that you think so :) #9073275

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 01, 2010

And I will be happy if you think the same of my peacock! HeeHee!

Night night, Patti! :)


Amanda D. Austwick level-classic December 01, 2010

Elegant and graceful Patti! #9074174

Patti Coblentz December 01, 2010

Thank you, Amanda. #9075112

Rona L. Schwarz December 01, 2010

Great abstract quality to this lovely macro, Patti. And very elegant and creative capture for the white on white theme - love the unusual shapes. #9075255

Hendrik Storme December 02, 2010

So soft and so beautiful Patricia!!! #9075335

Patti Coblentz December 02, 2010

Thank you Rona and Hendrik.
(the unusual shapes look like little bananas) #9075719

Renata Gusciora December 02, 2010

Incredible macro,so soft and innocent looking,Patti!Beautiful! #9076779

Patti Coblentz December 02, 2010

Thank you, Renata :) #9077022

Stephen Zacker December 04, 2010

Like the lighting and form... and your title :-) #9079508

Patti Coblentz December 04, 2010

Thank you, Stephen! #9079517

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe October 28, 2012

So beautiful, pure and delicate Patti. Congrats on this finalist image and good luck in the next round. #10388912

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 29, 2012

So happy to see this with Silver attached, Patti - it's a real beauty...I miss you around the ol' BP Homestead. :) Congrats on a terrific Finalist and all the best in the upcoming round! #10390283

Phyllis H. Burchett October 29, 2012

Simply gorgeous Patti, big congrats! Where you been? #10391360

Kathy Salerni level-classic October 29, 2012

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Patti! Good luck in the next round! #10391855

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 29, 2012

Congratulations Patti. #10391956

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 29, 2012

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10392156

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 29, 2012

Couldn't be prettier, Patti. The exposure is perfect! Beautifully cropped, too. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #10392306

Tammy Espino October 29, 2012

Congrats on your awesome finalist ,Pat :) #10392788

October 29, 2012

Beautiful image! #10392881

Thomas E. Hinds October 29, 2012

Remarkable capture, Patti! I love, love, love it! So, you enter one image a month, win an award, and walk away? I guess talent works that way! LOL! Awesome job! #10393074

Lorna Shutter October 29, 2012

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this STUNNING image, Patti!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!! :)
Photobucket #10393324

Patti Coblentz October 30, 2012

Thanks so much for your great comments! #10393858

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 30, 2012

So glad you brought this back for another showing! It is a beautiful winner; congratulations! #10394815

Monnie Ryan October 30, 2012

Just lovely, Patti - congratulations!! #10394911

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 30, 2012

Not surprised at all! Gorgeous capture and a well-deserved Gold Win! Warmest congrats, Patti! WTG! (Now, let this fabulous Gold Win be incentive to come around more often!!! :) :) #10394940

Michele Peterson level-classic October 30, 2012

Oh so beautiful! I am so glad you re-entered this, it is fabulous! Big congratulations to you!! #10394952

frank w. degenhardt level-classic October 30, 2012

Gorgeous work my friend. Congratulations on the Second Place Win. Outstanding. #10394959

Andre Larose October 30, 2012

Congratulations Patricia! Beautiful work

André #10395111

Tammy Espino October 30, 2012

Congratulations on your gold win :) #10395203

Danny B. Head level-deluxe October 30, 2012

Beautiful capture! Congrats on your win! #10395266

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 30, 2012

And congrats on you gold winner, Patti. #10395339

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 30, 2012

gorgeous winner, congratulations!!! #10395453

Chuck Bruton level-deluxe October 30, 2012

Congratulations 101 member ! #10395483

Phyllis H. Burchett October 30, 2012

BIG congrats Patti!!! #10395492

Carol L. Fowler October 30, 2012

Beautiful winner! Congrats #10395614

Renee Doyle level-classic October 30, 2012

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Patti!! #10395647

Colette M. Metcalf October 30, 2012

CONGRATS to you!!!! #10395704

Lorna Shutter October 30, 2012

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win, Patti Cake!!!!! WTG!!! :)
Photobucket #10395712

Linda D. Lester level-classic October 30, 2012

We are side by side and I think this is the same flower! Beautiful girl!
Congratulations! #10395739

Carmody Baker October 30, 2012

Patti a real beauty. Congratulations!!! #10395773

Patti Coblentz October 30, 2012

Wow...I am thrilled! Thanks so much for your kind congrats...much appreciated! #10395823

Thomas E. Hinds October 30, 2012

Yippee! WTG, Patti! Beautiful work and a deserving Winner! #10395847

Daniella Puente October 30, 2012

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Patti!!! #10395991

Rona L. Schwarz October 30, 2012

This is so lovely, Patti! White flowers are so difficult to do well and yet this has a beautiful softness to it and with such depth. Love the curves and framing. Miss you at BP...maybe now you'll drop by more frequently! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS and Big Hugs! #10396193

Patti Coblentz October 30, 2012

Thank you very much Tom, Daniella, and Rona! #10396201

Cindy Bendush level-classic October 30, 2012

Huge congratulations on your gold win! #10396355

Nadia Paul October 30, 2012

Congrats on this beautiful winner Patti! #10396465

Debra R. Harder October 31, 2012

True perfection, Patti! Huge congratulations on your BRILLIANT GOLD WINNER!! #10397293

Christine Czernin level-classic October 31, 2012

Congratulations on your gold win, Patti.
It is so simple and elegant. #10397347

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 31, 2012

Congrats on a wonderful winner, Patti. #10397464

David Phalen October 31, 2012

BIG Congrats on a beautiful Winner!! #10398111

Patti Coblentz October 31, 2012

Thank you very much! #10398122

Patti Coblentz October 31, 2012

Thank you very much! #10398123

Bojan Bencic level-classic November 01, 2012

Very gentle tones, Patricia. Congratulations on your win! #10399208

Kathy Salerni level-classic November 01, 2012

Congratulations on your Gold winning image,Patti! WTG! #10399245

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 02, 2012

A super soft capture, Patti. Big CONGRATZ on getting Golden!

UB. #10400413

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 06, 2012

Congratulations on this outstanding Gold 2nd Place winner Patricia ...great perspective and clarity!

jo ann c.


Patti Coblentz November 06, 2012

Thank you so much Bojan, Kathy, UB, and JoAnn! #10407649

Patti Coblentz November 06, 2012

Thank you so much Bojan, Kathy, UB, and JoAnn! #10407650

Merna L. Nobile November 08, 2012

Receiving an award from Better Photo is just like unwrapping a gift, the thrill is always the same! It is also exciting to be able to send my personal congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing the gold though out the galleries. Merna

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe November 12, 2012

Congratulations on this gorgeous winner, Patti! #10416434

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your Nature and Landscape Photography up to a new level of understanding in my new online class - on sale now.

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Patti Coblentz.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.